John 15 Bible Study Questions

Questions for John chapter 15 Bible study

John 15 Bible Study Questions

Questions for John 15 Bible Study

John 15:1-3 Bible Study Questions

What does Jesus' statement, "I am the true vine" (John 15:1) imply?

What is a "vinedresser" (John 15:1)?

Where is Jesus as He talks about "vine" and "vinedresser" (John 15:1)?

What does it mean to "prune" (John 15:2)?

What does the "branch" (John 15:2) represent?

Are they Christians?

Which branch has just been taken away from Jesus and is no longer attached to Him?

What does the "fruit" (John 15:2) represent?

In what state is Jesus leaving His disciples as He heads to the cross?

Does that mean they will never return to the previous state?

What is the cleansing agent?

To remain "clean" (John 15:3), what must all Christians continue to absorb and obey?


John 15:4-11 Bible Study Questions

After calling Himself, "I am the true vine" in John 15:1, why does Jesus now say, "I am the vine, you are the branches" (John 15:5)?

What do disciples of Jesus - i.e., branches of the vine - have to do to "bear fruit" (John 15:4) for God?

What can the branches do without it?

But don't some branches today grow even without it?

Is Jesus talking about His disciples in John 15:6?

Who exactly are they?

How are such people "cast out" (John 15:6) from the vine?

What happens to all of them in the end?

Does "what you desire" that "shall be done for you" (John 15:7) include luxury houses, cars, etc.?

How is the "Father... glorified" (John 15:8)?

Who gets the credit for the fruit?

How do we abide in Jesus’ "love" (John 15:9)?

How important is it to keep them?

Why is it so important?

If Jesus is happy with us, what level of "joy" (John 15:11) do we have?

What is the source of your joy?


John 15:12-15 Bible Study Questions

Why does "love one another as I have loved you" (John 15:12) sound familiar?

Does Jesus' command for us to "love one another as I have loved you" confine us to loving only Christians - "disciples" - as He loved us (see Matthew 22)?

What does it mean to love your neighbor as yourself?.

Did Jesus walk His talk?

Do you walk your talk?

Realistically, can we really lay down our life for other Christians, let alone for our "neighbors"?

When did Jesus call them "servants" (John 15:15)?

How had Jesus trained them to become His “friends” (John 15:15)?

What must they do to remain His friends?

Why does Jesus elevate them from "servants" to His “friends” now?


John 15:16-19 Bible Study Questions

Which disciple volunteered to be an apostle of Jesus?

When did Jesus choose His disciples (see Luke 6)?.

For them to do what?

What does "whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you" (John 15:16) indicate?

How is this different today?

What is Jesus doing in John 15:18-19?

How is this different today?


John 15:20-21 Bible Study Questions

When did Jesus tell them, "A servant is not greater than his master" (John 15:20)?

Why does He remind them of it here?

Is that what really happened to them?

Are things any different today?

Did Jesus exempt any of His followers from His warning?

Why do those who persecute Christians hate Jesus' name so much?

What about those who claim they serve God by persecuting Christians?


John 15:22-27 Bible Study Questions

Why would people have no sin if Jesus hadn’t come and spoken to them?

Is it possible to hate Jesus without hating God the Father?.

Why would people have no sin if Jesus hadn’t "done among them the works which no one else did" (John 15:24)?

What were some of His miracles "which no one else did" (John 15:24)?

Who is Jesus referring to as "the Helper" and the "Spirit of truth" in John 15:26?

Of whom will the Helper testify?

When did Jesus send the Helper "from the Father" (John 15:26)?